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Lasith Malinga diagnosed with viral influenza, ruled out of 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe

Lasith Malinga diagnosed with viral influenza, ruled out of 2nd ODI against Zimbabwe

Sri Lanka Cricket also said that left-arm bowler Lakshan Sandakan had missed the first ODI due to the same illness.

Lasith Malinga gets suspended one-year ban, fined for 'monkey' remark

Lasith Malinga gets suspended one-year ban, fined for 'monkey' remark

The bowler is, however, free to play in the home series against Zimbabwe starting Friday.

Lasith Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry for 'repeated breach' of contract

Lasith Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry for 'repeated breach' of contract

A release from the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said that since his return from the Champions Trophy, Malinga has on two occasions acted in contravention of the terms of agreement which specifically bar him from making any statements to the media without the prior written consent of the Chief Executive Officer.

Lasith Malinga lands in trouble after comparing Sri Lankan minister to monkey

Lasith Malinga lands in trouble after comparing Sri Lankan minister to monkey

Upon team's return from England last week, the minister reportedly ordered a fitness test and claimed to have found that most of them carry too much fat.

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 3: South Africa vs Sri Lanka — As it happened...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 3: South Africa vs Sri Lanka — As it happened...

Hashim Amla's classy hundred and a clinical bowling display led by leg-spinner Imran Tahir helped South Africa humble Sri Lanka by 96 runs in a lop-sided Group B clash at ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

Ab de Villiers' men eager to maintain Sri Lanka run in ICC Champions Trophy

South Africa also boast the world`s number one-ranked ODI batsman and bowler in AB de Villiers and Kagiso Rabada respectively.

ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka hope for Lasith Malinga magic at England

ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka hope for Lasith Malinga magic at England

The islanders have missed Malinga -- one of the world`s great fast bowlers -- through injury and their performances have suffered.

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: A look back at their past encounters

IPL 2017 Final, RPS vs MI: A look back at their past encounters

As the two Maharashtrian franchises, Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant, gear up for the big Sunday Finale, let us take a walk down memory lane to look at past encounters...

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Players to watch out for!

IPL 2017 Final: Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant – Players to watch out for!

And it all squares down to one. Six weeks of intense cricketing action equates down to the blockbuster Sunday Finale between the two Maharashtrian cousins, for the fourth time this season. It is Mumbai Indians taking on Rising Pune Supergiant at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.

GL vs MI: 1 run needed from 1 ball, and then 'game-changer' Ravindra Jadeja shows his master-class – Watch Video

GL vs MI: 1 run needed from 1 ball, and then 'game-changer' Ravindra Jadeja shows his master-class – Watch Video

Jadeja pulled off his second direct hit of the over to run out Krunal who was caught short of the crease despite a desperate dive.

IPL 2017: I do not practice death overs like Lasith Malinga does, says Jasprit Bumrah

IPL 2017: I do not practice death overs like Lasith Malinga does, says Jasprit Bumrah

Defending 11, Bumrah conceded only six runs displaying brilliant variations of slower deliveries including a few in the blockhole.

Lasith Malinga left stunned after spotting his Doppelganger in crowd - Watch Video

Lasith Malinga left stunned after spotting his Doppelganger in crowd - Watch Video

Mumbai Indians came out on top in the encounter against Gujarat Lions which went down the wire and was settled in a super over, where Jasprit Bumrah proved to be their hero.

IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Watch Irfan Pathan's frenetic final over which forces first Super Over of the season — VIDEOS

IPL 2017, GL vs MI: Watch Irfan Pathan's frenetic final over which forces first Super Over of the season — VIDEOS

In the Super Over, Jasprit Bumrah produced a brilliant over, conceding only six runs, to gift his side the win.

IPL 2017: Watch Lasith Malinga's reaction after seeing his doppelganger at giant screen — DON'T MISS

IPL 2017: Watch Lasith Malinga's reaction after seeing his doppelganger at giant screen — DON'T MISS

Malinga, making a comeback to the team, had a good outing with the ball, taking two wickets.

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians is not losing sleep over Lasith Malinga's poor form, says Parthiv Patel

IPL 2017: Mumbai Indians is not losing sleep over Lasith Malinga's poor form, says Parthiv Patel

"We have good options, our bowling attack is not something which is dependent on any bowler or any wicket. We have variety in bowling," he added.

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga in 15-man squad for prestigious event

Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka recall Lasith Malinga in 15-man squad for prestigious event

Sri Lanka will begin their Champions Trophy campaign against South Africa on June 3 at the Kia Oval, followed by games against India (June 8) and Pakistan (June 12) at Kia Oval and Cardiff respectively.

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

MS Dhoni is the captain of Shane Warne's all-time IPL XI, no place for tournament's leading scorer Suresh Raina

But the team has no place for other Indian legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Other notable Indian missing from the list is Suresh Raina – the tournament's leading scorer.

WATCH: Hashim Amla's against Lasith Malinga or MS Dhoni's against Yuzvendra Chahal? Pick your favourite!

WATCH: Hashim Amla's against Lasith Malinga or MS Dhoni's against Yuzvendra Chahal? Pick your favourite!

In his innings, Amla hit five of his half dozen sixes were hit off Sri Lankan slinger Lasith Malinga (0/58 in 4 overs).

Lasith Malinga back but Mumbai Indians lose Ambati Rayudu following groin injury

Lasith Malinga back but Mumbai Indians lose Ambati Rayudu following groin injury

Malinga, who warmed up for the 10th season of Indian Premier League with a hat-trick against Bangladesh, will add mettle to the Mumbai franchise's bowling attack.